View Full Version : FND 3/8 Orchid's Head after searching for the Eggs

03-09-2002, 10:35 AM
It's not pretty, it was darn hard to do but what a learning experience. The perspective is off around the right jawline and the back bone of the head, but I'm just glad I finished it. Stayed up after my hot date with hubby to do it. Just couldn't go to sleep with it on my mind. Oh it is 2B pencil, a stump and kneading eraser on sketch paper size 8 x 12.

03-09-2002, 10:40 AM
So glad you did it Orchid!!! And so well! I love how you did this. You really gave it depth and alot of detail:) I know it looks alot simplier then it is and congratulate you on an awesome job!!

03-09-2002, 10:42 AM
Those silly eggs are maddening aren't they? :rolleyes:

Looks good :) Hope the date with hubby was fun too!

*sigh* I haven't had a "date" in months :(

03-09-2002, 12:39 PM
This is great, Orchid! I love the dramatic light/dark and the detail in the teeth. Wonderful job!

03-09-2002, 04:22 PM
Wow! This is a really strong image, Orchid! I hate to think of using a 2B pencil to cover all that area. Must have taken you ages, and I think that that is what comes through and gives it the power, all that concentrated energy! Well done.


03-09-2002, 04:27 PM
Beautiful shading everywhere Orchidlover, and nice details on all those 'nasty' teeth! I think you did a great job! Sounds like we do things alike, sometimes I do my best stuff at 1AM!

Way to go!


03-09-2002, 04:32 PM
very cool
dramatic and a little creepy :)
strong handling of the curves and shading
I like how it blends to the background
(fade to black)

03-09-2002, 06:07 PM
Delicate-looking bone against a vigorously shaded background. How nice.


03-10-2002, 02:41 PM
thx wingnut, AriadneArts, tuatara, artdudette, zotma and blacktigr - I guess there' no way to make something like this look purty. I took almost the whole two hours. When I was working on my husband came by and said "What in the world is that?!?" I don't think he was impressed with it. oh well. Thanks for the comments. I sure learned alot.

03-12-2002, 02:34 AM
Great Job, the teeth really have dimension!

03-12-2002, 06:57 AM
Orchidlover - another powerful image - you get the black and whites spot on - another work to be proud of....:clap:

03-12-2002, 09:55 AM
It looks pretty good to me!

03-12-2002, 10:25 AM
thx cathd, geoff, and busy91.

Hey geoff, I like that expression 'spot on'. I have friends from the UK and I use to hear it all the time. They use to say that phrase alot. Thanks for reminding me of them.

03-12-2002, 02:00 PM
Good work Orchidlover.

I like the white on black effect, and the teeth are great.

03-12-2002, 05:53 PM
Nice shadow and light piece. BTW, your husband probably wasn't unimpressed with your work. He was probably suprised at being upstaged by an old wolf's skull!!:D


03-12-2002, 06:39 PM
Looks darn good to me.
I used to do things like that, stay up all night drawing/painting. Soon takes it's toll. lolol
You dun gooooood :clap: